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Barracuda Yosemite Server Backup

How do I enable backup of VMware ESX Guests using my Yosemite Server Backup 10.0?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: one year ago
Solution #00006170

Yosemite Server Backup Version 10.0.0 and newer.

As of Version 10.0.0 Yosemite server backup is capable of VMware ESX agent backup. This feature is not enabled by default.

  1. Open the Yosemite Server Backup Administrator.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Click Network.
  4. Locate and expand the machine you wish to perform the backups from.
  5. Under this machine expand the VMware ESX object.
  6. Right click on the VMware ESX agent and click Enable 
    • Note: Once enabled this same window can be opened by right clicking and going to properties instead of Enable in case changes need to be made to the configuration
  7. Check the box called "Check this box to enable Yosemite Server backup VMware ESX Agent?.
  8. In the fields provided specify Hostname, Username and password for all VMware ESX Hosts in the environment that needs to be protected 
    • Note: The specified user account must have administrator privileges on the proxy and have the VCB Backup User role assigned.
  9. Specify the working directory:
    • Note: The working directory on the file system is used for temporarily cache the vmdks associated with ESX guest machines. The vmdks are copied to this location serially so the directory specified must have free space greater than utilized space of the largest vmdk in your backup
  10. Click on Apply and OK.
  11. The VMware ESX Agent will now be selectable under a backup job with Guest items shown underneath. 

Additional Notes:

  • OS Version: Windows XP SP2 or higher
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